23-year-old Megan Young of the Philippines was crowned Miss World at the conclusion of a 2-hour extravaganza in Bali, Indonesia. Young became the Philippines’ first Miss World winner. Many Filipino supporters were present to witness this historic moment for their country. Young was a heavy favorite going into the finals, having won the Top Model competition and scoring the highest during the preliminary competition.
Miss France, Marine Lorphelin, 20, took second place, while Miss Ghana, Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter, 22, came in third.
After a stunning performance at Miss World 2012, Myleene Klass will be returning to the Miss World stage to host the 63rd Miss World Final in Indonesia next Month! After a successful performance together at Mr World 2013, Myleene will be joined on stage by Kamal Ibrahim, (Mr World 2010) who is now developing into a fine television presenter.
With Myleene and Kamal presenting the final on the 28th of September, we also have three intrepid reporters joining us throughout September to detail all the activities through the Miss World competition Month. Jennifer Reoch (Scotland 2011), Gwendoline Ruais (Philippines 2011) and Francisco Escobar (Mr World 2013) will be following the action as it happens, delivering regular episodes from behind the scenes of the competition; interviewing contestants, showcasing challenge events and providing a running commentary in the build up to the grand final.
All three have been there before and will be able to provide incisive analysis of what the contestants are going through, and what they can expect to face in each challenge. New this year, this team will provide greater depth to our coverage of the competition never before seen at Miss World.
The Sentul International Convention Centre will see a plethora of talent this September with a variety of acts taking to the stage during Miss World 2013. International superstars Blue will be showcasing their brand new single for the world, pop sensation Matt Cardle has something special to wow the global audiences, and a spectacular Indonesian opening ceremony will leave everyone breathless. Added to this a host of special guests and cameo appearances throughout the live broadcast, Miss World 2013 will be a truly epic show!
WEB TEAM PRESENTERS
Gwendoline Ruais, 23
Former Miss Philippines & TV Presenter
23 year old Gwendoline represented the Philippines at Miss World 2011 where she came in second place. A confident and driven individual, Gwendoline has gone on to take the Philippines media by storm, receiving offers to work on a variety of hugely popular prime time television shows (Unang Hirit, Party Pilipinas).
Currently working on a brand new show, Gwendoline will be taking a month out of her hectic schedule to be a part of the Miss World 2013 reporting team.
Jennifer Reoch, 23
Former Miss Scotland & TV Presenter
Jennifer placed 7th at Miss World 2011 representing the nation of Scotland. A Law graduate, Jennifer has raised thousands of pounds for charity whilst pursuing her dream career in the media industry. After presenting roles at the Miss Scotland Finals and co-host of Mr England 2013, Jennifer will now take on the global stage, teaming up with fellow Miss World Alumni Gwendoline Ruais presenting behind the scenes from Miss World 2013! Jennifer is thrilled to be working with the Miss World organisation during the competition in Indonesia and is looking forward to continuing to improve her presenting skills.
Francisco Escobar, 22
Mr World & Athlete
22 year old Francisco is a competitive athlete as well as a strong academic, able to maintain a 4.0 grade average whilst also competing at a national & international level in the pole vault. Since winning Mr World, Francisco has excelled, adapting to his status with ease. He has been inducted as a Beauty with a Purpose Ambassador, the charity arm of the Miss World Organisation. In this new role Francisco worked as part of the Variety Telethon Celebrity team in Iowa, USA. This hugely popular televised show saw Francisco fulfilling many roles, including guest presenting a segment of the show and taking pledges and donations from the watching audience. Comfortable in front of the camera, Francisco will continue to develop his television skills this year as part of the Miss World 2013 reporting team.
A Quick look at the Miss World Homepage tells me that we are only 43 days away from the Miss World 2013 final, which means we are only 43 days away from crowning the new Miss World!
However, it’s not just the crown which symbolizes Miss World, it is also the beautiful sash that she will be presented with on the night that makes Miss World shine, and the presentation ceremony at the culmination of Miss World is a memorable event, one of the biggest moments in the life of the winner.
To that end we make sure that only the finest materials and masterful handiwork go into the creation of our sashes. For several weeks now this process has been underway, produced by the prestigious Hand & Lock, expert embroiderers who count many Royals, including the Queen of England, as their valued customers since their founding in 1767. Continuing the great new design of the previous two years, the sash will be a light blue colour, with crystals sewn into the silk for extra sparkle!
Hand & Lock have sent us a sneak peak of this year’s sash, which one lady will be walking away with on September the 28th at the Sentul International Convention Center!
The Miss World Website has had a bit of a revamp ahead of this year’s Miss World Final in Indonesia this September! We thought it was about time we cleared away the cobwebs and gave missworld.com a bit of a spruce up!
So… Whats New?
The Miss World App
For the first time, you can follow all of the action with the Miss World App! Available on Apple and Android devices, the Miss World App offers you EXCLUSIVE content, direct from the Miss World Finals. You can see MORE pictures and MORE videos of the exciting activities the contestants get stuck into over September.
And if that wasn’t enough…
THIS YEAR you will also get the chance to VOTE for your favourite contestant!
When you download the Miss World App, you will get TWO FREE VOTES to vote on your favourite contestant, who will be announced as the People’s Champion in Jakarta on the 28th of September! The Miss World App will be available to download very soon, so keep watching this space!
Miss World 2013 will include several LIVE webcasts throughout September, which will be available to watch for FREE on missworld.com Details of when you can watch these events will be announced nearer the time, so keep your eyes peeled for the live webcasts of several of the Challenge Events!
Missworld.com has tried to bring as much information together all in one place. So if you want to follow your favourite contestant it has never been as easy. For the first time each contestant page will have all of their photos, videos and information, as well as their social media, Beauty with a Purpose and every story about them all in one place! Simple!
Beauty with a Purpose
This year you can find out all about each contestant’s Beauty with a Purpose project right here on missworld.com. Just click on the Beauty with a Purpose menu button to see the latest, or find your favourite contestant’s project on their contestant page! You can still find out even more information at our sister site beautywithapurpose.com
New improved layout design makes it easier to find out what you want to know about Miss World 2013. Each part of the competition will be detailed, with all the latest news as and when it happens!
Over the coming weeks as we approach the start of Miss World 2013, missworld.com will be springing into life and will be ready and waiting to give you all the access you need to experience the best of Miss World!